The Welding program is a Chapter 74 vocational education program that prepares students for a career in Metal Fabrication and Welding. Students are required to take Metals Technology as a prerequisite to the more advanced welding courses. Students must complete as many hours in the Welding courses as necessary to demonstrate a number of specific competencies. Students in the Welding Program accumulate hours required to attain entry into an outside of school program, thus affording them the opportunity to earn state certification. Students who receive state certification will be eligible for a number of different jobs in the Welding and Metal Fabrication industry. Students enrolled in the Welding Program are eligible to take a reduced course load in other subject areas in order to complete the requirements of the Welding Program. *See Welding graduation requirements.